Update on New Projects: Stop the Global Corporate Coup and more...
We are excited to announce two new projects. You are invited to participate in them.
First, we encourage you to start organizing now to join in "Occupy the Debates: The People's Dialogue," which seeks to demonstrate the disconnect between the presidential candidates of the two corporate parties and the people of the United States whom they are supposed to represent. Occupy Denver, the site of the first debate, has started to organize and we urge occupations throughout the country to join in. Among the activities being planned are canvassing the community to hear their views, teach-ins, truth-telling sessions, general assemblies and conferences to discuss issues of concern and possible solutions. If you want to join this effort, contact email@example.com. We can provide resources to assist you. We'll be announcing a new OccupyTheDebates.org website soon -- watch for it.
Second, trade advisers for the notorious secret trade agreement being negotiated by the Obama administration, the TransPacific Partnership, will meet in Leesburg, Virginia from September 6th to 15th. Occupiers and advocacy groups are working together to put a spotlight on this agreement which amounts to a Global Corporate Coup. The TPP will set the rules for international business dealings for the foreseeable future and gives transnational corporations more power than governments.
To learn more about the TPP and events, register for the @StopTPP call on Monday, August 20 at 9 pm eastern time on InterOccupy.net. There will be events outside of the meeting to educate the public about this trade agreement and actions to let the trade advisers know that the public opposes the TPP. The Backbone Campaign will hold a direct action training for Occupy the TPP on Sept. 8 and 9 in Baltimore, Maryland. If you want to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you plan to participate, sign up before August 15th to be a ‘stakeholder’ so that you can attend events with the negotiators at Occupy the Trans Pacific Partnership: NO BACK-ROOM DEALS FOR THE 1%!
Here are some highlights of some of the many Occupy activities that are going on around the country. There is more information on October2011.org.
Today is #A9 CHALKUPY THE WORLD -- GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION. Join them by chalking your Occupy messages and sending photos to them (see link).
Yesterday, oral argument was held on permanent injunction against indefinite military detentions and the Obama administration filed notice that it will be appealing the decision of the lower court.
A student strike was announced in Quebec A13-A17 and the first ever call for a Global Day of student strikes is being planned for October 18th and November 14th-21st.
Share this video to promote the one year anniversary of OWS. Three days full of powerful events are planned in New York.
Join Occupy SEC and get involved in keeping the pressure on calling for criminal investigations of the big banks for their security fraud and the LIBOR scandal.
Police abuse payback: New York City has refused to provide legal help to Office Tony Bologna who pepper sprayed women who were under arrest early in the Occupy and Lt. John Pike who pepper sprayed students at UC Davis was forced to resign from UC Davis. But, it looks like officials are practicing for the next Occupy protest. At Syracuse University law enforcement held a drill with mock Occupiers, tents and protests as part of disaster training.
There is a lot of opportunity to get involved and get active. Please share this newsletter with your friends, allies and comrades and urge them to sign up for updates.
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